Academy Award nominee Glenn Close will be honored this summer at the Maine International Film Festival in Waterville. On July 13, she will receive the Mid-Life Achievement Award at the Waterville Opera House.

Close, 67, who has been nominated for an Oscar 6 times, lives part of the year in Prouts Neck in Scarborough. Some of her biggest roles include roles in 'The Big Chill and 'Fatal Attraction' and her unforgettable roles on TV shows 'Damages' and 'The Shield.'

The Emmy, Tony and Golden Globe winning actress told the Morning Sentinel, "I really support independent film and will always do independent film and am always seduced by some of the scripts that come up for independent films and the actors.”

The 10-day annual festival will be held July 11-20 at both the Opera House and Railroad Square Cinema. It will feature more than 100 films representing the best of American and international independent cinema, as well as spotlight Maine and New England’s most innovative filmmakers.

The Mid-Life Achievement Award is presented to someone who has made significant contributions to the art of cinema. Some of the past honorees include: Ed Harris, Keith Carradine, Malcolm McDowell, Sissy Spacek and Peter Fonda.

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